Origin of syncopated
verb (used with object), syn·co·pat·ed, syn·co·pat·ing.
- to place (the accents) on beats that are normally unaccented.
- to treat (a passage, piece, etc.) in this way.
Origin of syncopate
Related Words for syncopatedabbreviate, shorten, restrict, wrap, cram, constrict, squeeze, shrink, decline, consume, reduce, decrease, narrow, weaken, consolidate, wedge, cramp, crowd, abridge, abstract
Examples from the Web for syncopated
Contemporary Examples of syncopated
To us, it is the contemporary sound through which new and old truths explode in syncopated revelation.Broadway Was Made for Tupac
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Marcyliena Morgan
July 7, 2014
Historical Examples of syncopated
The "time-step" and "break" must be perfectly timed to the syncopated rhythm.The Art of Stage Dancing
He is about to give us something American: to sing and dance to syncopated melody.Nights in London
If you can set his work to syncopated time he seems never to tire of it.The Railroad Problem
Upstairs a piano took up the refrain in a thin, syncopated echo.Stover at Yale
Every voice was independent, and syncopated as were the rhythms.Franz Liszt
Word Origin for syncopate
c.1600, from Late Latin syncopatus, past participle of syncopare "to shorten," also "to faint away, to swoon," from Late Latin syncope (see syncope). Originally "to shorten words by omitting syllables or letters in the middle;" musical sense is from 1660s. Related: Syncopated; syncopating.